Due to its unique position between Near East and Central Europe, Serbia has always been an area known for intercultural contact, clashes, and merging. The predominant Christian Orthodox identity, strongly affected by Catholicism and Islam, makes Serbia a culturally rich and dynamic country where important historical events tend to occur. In the Roman period, the country’s name was Media or the Middle Land. Its beautiful and diverse nature and climate, as well as the land ideal for delicious food and wine, make it a country one must visit.
Departure from Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade
3 Hours Before Flight Time
This tour is a combined tour and it will give you a variety of experiences from being and hiking in beautiful nature to trying traditional Serbian cuisine to experiencing culture and heritage by visiting museums and monasteries forts in Serbia.
From city tours to 3 different Cities starting with Belgrade the capital of Serbia moving to Novi sad the second largest city in Serbia and the capital of Voivodina the northern Provency then to Sremski karlovci.
Saratravel will take you to Sokobanja a famous spa town in eastern Serbia so you can enjoy and relax surrounded with beautiful nature three mountains and Moravica river, our guide will take you on a loveley hike beside the river in the forest to see Sokograd a historical remains of a fort from the 6.th century.
We will take you to the oldest rainforest in Serbia with 350 year old trees, you can explore Resava cave and Lisine waterfall.
You will have the chance to dine in a hand picked restaurant and enjoy two visits to different wineries with wine tasting.
Transfer from airport, check-in a hotel
Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, situated on the confluence of Sava and Danube, is where the first European civilisation was born – Vinča, which is some 7,000 years old. Due to its geographical position, connecting Central Europe and the Middle East, Belgrade became a true mosaic of cultural influences, from Roman, Byzantine, Hungarian, Serbian, and Ottoman cultures. Belgrade is also one of the most conquered and most frequently demolished cities in the world.
You will learn about the history of Belgrade and the most well-known city landmarks while being accompanied by a professional tourist guide. You will see the center of Belgrade, the parliament building, and the building of the Government of Serbia. The ride will continue along Nemanjina Street, which hosts buildings built at the beginning of the 19th century when Belgrade architecture was at its peak. Nowadays, the remains of the Ministry of Defense are there too, which was bombed by NATO in 1999.
We will visit the House of Flowers and the Museum of Yugoslavia, where the grave of Josip Broz Tito is located. We will also enter the Church of Saint Sava, the largest Orthodox church in Balkan.
Lunch will be organized at 15h in a restaurant in the center of Belgrade. The afternoon is free.
Dinner and cruise on the Danube
Departure from Belgrade
We will visit the center of Novi Sad, known for its beautiful architecture and a cathedral dedicated to the Mother of Jesus. Then we will go to the Petrovaradin fortress, which is second in size on the Danube, being built by prominent names of the military architecture of the Habsburg monarchy.
We will pause for lunch in the most well-known restaurant on the Danube’s shore, where you will enjoy domestic specialties and fish dishes made in the traditional way.
We will visit Sremski Karlovci, an old city on the shore of the Danube, located 8km from Novi Sad. The city center is full of astounding buildings, made in the 18th and 19th centuries when Sremski Karlovci was the most influential spiritual, cultural, and economic center of Serbia. Among the most significant buildings are the Patriarchate Court, the Summer Residency of the Serbian Patriarch, the Karlovac High School, and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, all built in the 19th century. The city is famed for good wine, and we will visit the winery of the patriarchate. Another monument on the list is the Kuglov Museum, dedicated to the most delicious cake of the region that you will taste and love.
At 18:30h, we will start towards the Fashion Park Outlet Inđija. After shopping, we will return to Belgrade.
Knez Mihajlova and Kalemegdan
On a walking tour led by a guide, we will visit the center of Belgrade, strolling through the Knez Mihajlova Street (pedestrian zone) known for its cafes, restaurants, shops, and shopping centers. At the end of this street, we will reach Kalemegdan, a famous park and fortress. You will hear about the history of the city and the fortress.
Kalemegdan is located at the confluence of Sava and Danube, where you will have the chance to enjoy an amazing view. Apart from being the most visited tourist location in Belgrade, the fortress is a kind of oasis in the city center and a favorite place for rest and recreation of many Belgraders. It is also the most important cultural and historical complex in the city.
Free time until 18h
After meeting in front of the hotel, we will walk to Skadarlija, an old bohemian quarter in Belgrade. There you will enjoy a dinner, tasting traditional meals and hearing the sounds of trumpet orchestra, which is a tradition in our kafanas.
This monastery was built at the beginning of the 15th century and is one of the most beautiful monuments of medieval Serbia. It is surrounded by a large defensive wall with eleven towers. The Manasija monastery is the endowment of Despot Stefan Lazarević, an enlightened ruler who transformed Manasija into an important cultural center where old manuscripts were copied. He hired the best artists of his time to build and paint the monastery, which is why Manasija represents a pearl of medieval architecture and painting.
Hiking through the Vitanovac rainforest
We warmly recommend having a walk through the rainforest. Among the 350-year-old beech trees, nobody can resist feeling captivated by the sheer beauty of the surroundings.
The cave is among the largest and most beautiful in Serbia, being 4.5km long. Close to the Resavska cave is the waterfall Lisine with a height of 25m. After the walk, we will have lunch in a restaurant. We will continue our trip to Sokobanja, where we will check-in in a hotel.
Sokobanja, a thermal and air spa, is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Serbia. The place is famous for its Turkish bath built on Roman foundations in the 15th century and the medieval fortress Sokograd. It is positioned between Rtanj and Ozren mountains, surrounded by beautiful nature.
Lepretija and Sokograd
After breakfast, we will go to the Lepterija picnic area. From there, we will walk through the forest and canyon of river Moravica on our way to Sokograd, a fortification built in the 6th century. Later we will return to Lepterija and have a ride through the center of Sokobanja. There will be some free time to relax and enjoy the hotel’s and Sokobanja’s wellness centers.
At 18h, there will be an organized walk to the city center and a dinner with a Serbian folklore program.
We will have a day trip to one of the three mountains surrounding Sokobanja. The choice of the mountain will depend on the composition of the group and its physical readiness. Options include the mountain Rtanj, known for its resemblance to a natural pyramid, Ozren, where we can visit several excursion sites and the waterfall Ripaljka, or the mountain Devica.
Sokobanja, Jagodina, and return
We will have a morning swim in a Turkish bath from the 15th century in the center of Sokobanja.
At 14h, we will leave Sokobanja and tour a winery near Jagodina with an organized lunch and degustation of wine from Central Serbia.
Return to the airport Nikola Tesla in Belgrade.